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Dr. Conca opines that Washington State once again leads the pack into our energy future with the innovative energy efficiency concept called Demand Response. Generally, when electricity demand rises in an area, we just fire up some source like a gas plant or a coal plant, or put more water through a hydroelectric dam, to produce more electricity to meet that demand.

But what about going the other way?

When demand suddenly rises, we can turn off some of the big users that do not really need it at that particular time, and move that use to a later time when electricity dema... More →
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The Fry Canyon uranium/copper project site in San Juan County, southeastern Utah, was affected by the historical(1957-68) processing of uranium and copper-uranium ores. Relict uranium tailings and related ponds, and a large copper heap-leachpile at the site represent point sources of uranium and copper to local soils, surface water, and groundwater. This study was designed to establish the nature, extent, and pathways of contaminant dispersion. The methods used in this study are applicable at other sites of uranium mining, milling, or processing where potential problems may exist.... More →
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At the direction of the Interior Secretary, the U.S. Geological Survey began a series of short-term studies designed to develop additional information about the possible effects of uranium mining on the natural resources of the region. Dissolved uranium and other major, minor, and trace elements occur naturally in groundwater as the result of precipitation infiltrating from the surface to water-bearing zones and, presumably, to underlying regional aquifers. Discharges from these aquifers occur as seeps and springs throughout the region and provide valuable habitat and water sources for plants ... More →
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WNN reports that the CNSC Study of Consequences of a Hypothetical Severe Nuclear Accident and Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures is the result of a collaborative effort of research and analysis undertaken to address concerns raised during public hearings on the environmental assessment for the refurbishment of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Darlington nuclear power plant in 2012. The draft study was released for public consultation in June, 2014. Feedback from the Commission itself and comments from over 500 submissions from the public, government and other organizations have been incorporat... More →
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The IAEA Publications web site provides extensive information on Agency publications issued since 1960. Data on new publications, as well as their full text PDF version, appear on the web site on the day they are released. IAEA is in the process of providing additional material including the full text PDF version for publications released in the last few years.

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In this important paper, the authors, Soren Bellenberg, Margarete Kalin, and Wolfgang Sand, present for the first time, a description, including an enumeration of the microbial communities found associated with German lignite, in the presence and absence of NPR, and under sterile and microbe-inoculated conditions using a column experiment. Field and laboratory work to reduce sulfide oxidation in pyritic waste rock using various phosphate formulations including phosphate mining wastes (Natural Phosphate Rock, NPR) has been an intensive focus since the mid nineteen eighties. The noted reduction... More →
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The author of this important paper, Eugene L. Madsen, indicates that biogeochemistry is the discipline that strives to understand intricate processes, often microbially mediated ones, that transform and recycle both organic and inorganic substances in soils, sediments, and waters. These processes, manifestations of diverse and highly evolved cellular mechanisms catalyzed by Bacteria and Archaea, maintain the biosphere. Progress in biogeochemistry relies upon the underlying science of environmental microbiology. Over the last 2 years, important discoveries have advanced the ecological, physiolo... More →
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NASA Radiation Dosimetry Experiment, or RaD-X, is a high-altitude balloon project that launched in September 2015. It provided first-time indications of how cosmic rays deposit energy at the top of atmosphere, which produce showers of additional particles that increase the energy deposited where commercial airlines fly.

This experiment will improve the NASA Nowcast of Atmospheric Ionizing Radiation for Aviation Safety (NAIRAS) model, which is currently used by public and private entities for informed decision-making about radiation exposure safety for flight crews, the general publ... More →
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Outstanding source of recent information on uranium exploration and development activities in the US, regulatory issues & resources. See APPG's Energy Minerals Div. web site: http://emd.aapg.org/
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Nuclear power is often promoted as a low-carbon source of energy that mitigates fossil fuel emissions and the resulting health damage and deaths caused by air pollution. But is it possible to provide estimates and actually quantify these effects? A new paper from the NASA Goddard Institute authored by Pushker Kharecha and James Hansen in the Journal Environmental Science and Technology purports to do just that. Hansen is well known as one of the founders of modern global warming science. The authors come up with the striking figure of 1.8 million as the number of lives saved by replacing fossi... More →
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Regional Workshop Sponsored by IAEA on nuclear power and resources in Argentina.
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Phosphate-Induced Metal Stabilization (PIMS) using Apatite II stabilizes a wide range of metals, especially Pb, Cd, Zn, U and Pu, in situ or ex situ, by chemically binding them into new stable phosphate phases and other low-solubility phases that are stable over geologic time (U.S. patent #6,217,775).The concept resulted from paleochemical oceanographic and chemostratigraphic studies, in the 1970s and 1980s, of phosphatic sedimentary materials from the Cambrian period (570 million years ago) to the Present. These studies showed that apatite hard parts of marine animals, and even abiotic phosph... More →
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Uranium (U) uptake and translocation by plants was characterized using a computer speciation model to develop a nutrient culture system that provided U as a single predominant species in solution. A hydroponic uptake study determined that at pH 5.0, the uranyl (UO22+) cation was more readily taken up and translocated by peas (Pisum sativum) than the hydroxyl and carbonate U complexes present in the solution at pH 6.0 and 8.0, respectively. A subsequent experiment tested the extent to which various monocot and dicot species take up and translocate the uranyl cation. Of the species screened, tep... More →
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George Johnson opines that this spring, 4 years after the nuclear damage at Fukushima caused by the tsunsmis, a small group of scientists met in Tokyo to evaluate the deadly aftermath. No one has been killed or sickened by the radiation, a point confirmed last month by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Even among Fukushima workers, the number of additional cancer cases in coming years is expected to be so low as to be undetectable, a blip impossible to discern against the statistical background noise.

But about 1,600 people died from the stress of the evacuation, one that some... More →
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